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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

#7 of 85 things to do in Clearwater Features Animals
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-441-1790
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As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-441-1790
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We visited on a rainy Sunday afternoon and spent 3 or 4 hours wandering through the aquarium and the movie museum. There aren't any "shows". Instead they demonstrate how the animals are helped to stay healthy through nutrition, exercise and socializing with humans and others...More

Thank Lynne E
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the marine very much. We got there right when it opened. We had no wait getting in. We stayed about an hour an a half. We then got in our car and drove to the other side this prevented us from having to wait...More

1  Thank scottzoll
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Make sure you visit their website for information before you go, otherwise you can be kind of lost. We had a visit on Dec. 27 and it was packed with pretty long line up. Their parking was full and we were directed to their other...More

1  Thank Eva1963
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

My family enjoyed learning about the wounded animals and how they are helping them. We also took the Sea of Life boat ride and got to be apart of their research efforts. They would bring animals on board and let us see them and explain...More

Thank The T
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

My 8 year old has already decided to work with animals so this was perfect for her. The stores of rehabilitation and what it takes were very interesting. These people work really hard to save animals that are rescued. Karen, our behind the scenes tour...More

Thank floridagirl1218
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful small aquarium that got too big after all of the press and two feature films telling the amazing story of Winter the dolphin with the prosthetic tail. The staff were amazingly helpful and nice, in spite of the large weekend crowds....More

Thank Aquaman70
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The kids had a blast at the aquarium, the got hands on with some mana rays and had had fun interacting with an educator at a presentation over sea turtles. Most if not all of the animals are injured and can not be released, so...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We have vacationed here in Clearwater several times but always forgot about this Clearwater aquarium! But we were very disappointed today after planning to spending the day here. We got only brief views of Winter the famous dolphin. She was in the back pool getting...More

4  Thank Deberrynnp
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 9:30 am on December 28 and we were glad we came early. The lot was almost full. Our kids loved seeing Winter and Hope and the informational sessions were great. We also booked the sea life exploration boat trip which was nice...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Went to Clearwater Aquarium, home of Hope and Winter and my daughter absolutely loved it! My 1/2 year old was also entertained by the various sea life. Driving to the other site may be faster than taking the trolly, especially if the weather is hot...More

Thank 283Heather
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Mark G
13 August 2017|
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Response from Ziggy0017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mark, I too was there this past Easter Sunday so don't let that get in your way, come on down & enjoy Winter and the gang.
Laurie E
9 August 2017|
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Response from Douglas C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have discounts for Vets, I don't remember what it was exactly but I think it was like half off. The money goes to the center so that they can help the rescues, that is some what comforting, I guess. :)
Monica L
2 August 2017|
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Response from Connie M | Reviewed this property |
We went during the week. I would check the web site or phone to check the activities scheduled for the weekend vs the week. My experience in Florida has been that weekdays are the best for any activity.